Your complete guide to studying Psychology

Everything you need to know about studying Psychology

part of Social Sciences

Psychology is the scientific study of the human psyche and how people are influenced by society, culture, and contemporary challenges. Psychology explores diverse topics, trying to answer questions like: Is the mind just a by-product of brain processes? Is behaviour learned or inherited? What is the nature of the human subconscious? How can people change their behaviour through self-discovery?

Psychology can help you understand a broad range of human behaviours as well as the different forms of mental health problems. Psychology students will combine theoretical classes with practical work experience and case studies on issues such as trauma, mental disorders, addiction, child development, and current therapy methods, among others.

Psychology has a multitude of subfields, such as Clinical Psychology, Cognitive and Perceptual Psychology, Behavioural Psychology, Neuropsychology, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Experimental Psychology or forms of Depth Psychology (focusing on unconscious processes).

Given the increase of external factors that cause stress and the current socio-economic model of bigger-better-more, it’s no surprise that people are developing all kind of mental problems, like depression, anxiety, paranoia, or anti-social behaviour. This is where Psychology and psychologists step in, helping us to rediscover ourselves, heal old wounds, and change unhealthy behaviours and thought patterns.

By graduating Psychology degrees, students around the world gain access to a wide variety of career options including: psychotherapist, psychology counsellor, occupational psychologist, school counsellor, human resource officer, play therapist, forensic psychologist, organizational psychologist (I-O), and more.

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